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audiences couldn't get enough of, the wicked, scheming j.r. ewing. the 81-year-old was reprising his role as j.r. in the tnt reboot of "dallas." you're not a kinder, gentler version of yourself? >> hardly. >> reporter: along with family his co-stars were at his side when hagman died in a dallas hospital friday, finally succumbing to the throat cancer he had been battling. in a statement, nbc co-star linda gray said "larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he was a pied piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. the world was a brighter place because of him." on the site of the real life south fork ranch outside dallas, fans mourned the loss of the tv legend. >> it's really sad to hear because his character made the show. >> reporter: hagman was also remembered for his role as major nelson in "i dream of genie." friday night barbara eden reminisced about her co-star. >> i am deeply saddened. he was a big part of my life, a glorious man, wonderfully talented. quite frankly, i thought he would go on forever. >> reporter: hagman was the son of broadway icon mary martin. he appea
in remembrance of the man who made j.r. ewing come to life. he died yesterday in dallas, surrounded by family and by friends. nbc's kristen dahlgren takes a look back at hagman's life and his career. >> i was with her all alone -- >> reporter: for a time he was the most famous actor in the world. >> thanks to j.r. >> reporter: the subject of the biggest cliff-hanger ever. [ gunshot ] the question who shot j.r. catapulted larry hagman into tv history. for more than a decade hagman was the character audiences couldn't get enough of. the wicked, scheming j.r. ewing. the 81-year-old was reprising his role as j.r. in the tnt reboot of "dallas." >> you're not a kinder, gentler version of yourself? >> oh, hardly. >> reporter: along with family, his co-stars were at his side when hagman died at a dallas hospital friday. finally succumbing to the throat cancer he'd been battling. in a statement to nbc co-star linda grey said "larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he was the pied piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. the world was a brighter place because of him." on the site of th
one of the most popular villains died. the actor was best-known as j.r. ewing on the popular nighttime dallas. he was battling a treatable form of cancer. he recently starred in the remake of dallas. hector camacho will be taken off life supportment his mother made the decision today, but asked that doctors leave him on life support until husband three children come from puerto rico to say good buy. so far, no areszs have been made. overseas, cairo's tahir square is filled with protesters today. now angry egyptians gave himself sweeping new powers and gave islamists free reign. clashes between pro and antiprotesters who fear a new dictatorship is forming spread across the country. more than 11 people were hurt. >> they're not going to easily lose their voice. somehow. >> today, the u.s. state department were called on all to settle their differences peacefully. >> more than 100 cars and trucks collided in heavy fog. nearly 100 people were hurt. a husband and wife were killed after being crushed by a big rig. police say many people jumped into action after that crash. >> so i juched in
, remembering very fondly. he created one of television's most iconic characters j.r. ewing on the longtime drama "dallas." a rather nasty guy that people loved to hate. before that, he played a nice guy, captain tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." he appeared here on "today" last june, and we'll have a look back at his life and career next. >> a legend, absolutely. >>> it is the day after black friday and people were going crazy hunting for bargains, so as you do your shopping this weekend, we'll reveal some ingenious tricks retailers use to get you to spend more and more of your hard-earned cash. >>> speaking of shopping, today is small business saturday. a day for you to support the local mom and pop shops in your town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear
died. producers say they will most definitely give the character, j.r. ewing, a befitting sendoff. >>> the rolling stones performed for 20,000 fans in london and proved they still know how to rock after 50 years. ♪ i wanna be your lover baby i wannabe your man ♪ >> there you go. >>> when justin bieber met the prime minister this weekend, he looked decidedly casual. the internet immediately jumped on this picture, calling bieber "white trash" for looking like that during the meeting. the biebs cleared it up, saying they met at a hockey arena where he was rehearsing for a halftime show. which still doesn't explain the fashion choice, but it explains why he was so casual. >> doesn't explain why he can't take the hat off. at least take the hat off, maybe spin it around. >> maybe don't wear overalls. >> the prime minister maybe could have taken his jacket off, maybe met in the middle, compromise. >>> this comes to us from new york city where the government is giving a hand to thousands of new yorkers who had their jobs washed away by hurricane sandy. a federal grant will be used to
known as larger than life texan j.r. ewing on the popular nighttime soap opera "dallas." he first became known to a national audience in the 1960s playing an astronaut living with a jeanie in "i dream of jeannie." fans stopped by the real south fork ranch today to pay tribute to hagman and the character for which he was so very famous. >> watching it, every single one. my parent, me, my sister. we couldn't wait for "dallas." >> a very sad day, but nonetheless, it's just very amazing how the show has endured for so long. and it just will live forever. >> hagman had health setbacks in the 1990s when he suffered from cirrhosis of the liver. in 1995, he received a liver transplant that saved his life. after that, hagman used his celebrity to raise awareness of organ donation. hagman was 81 years old. >>> training for a triathlon is a huge commitment. and for most triathletes, it is really about competing. but for other triathletes, there is a different motivation. garvin thomas introduces us to an east bay man with a unique inspiration to compete. it is tonight's bay area proud. >> reporter:
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